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Chuck Smith
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Defensive end
Jersey #(s)
90, 91
Born December 21, 1969 (1969-12-21) (age 40)
Athens, Georgia
Career information
Year(s) 19922000
NFL Draft 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
College Tennessee
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 58.5
Touchdowns 1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Pro selection (1997)
  • Atlanta Falcons all-time leader in sacks with 58.5

Charles Henry Smith (born December 21, 1969 in Athens, Georgia) is a radio host and former American football defensive end in the NFL.


Early career

While attending Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia[1], scouts took notice of Smith's natural athletic ability, which earned him a full scholarship to the University of Tennessee. While at Tennessee, Smith played in both the Sugar and Fiesta Bowl and earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Senior Bowl.

Professional Career

Smith was selected in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. For eight seasons in Atlanta from 1992 to 1999, Smith established himself as an All-Pro defensive end and led the Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII. In 2000, Smith left Atlanta to join the Carolina Panthers. He ended his career there after one season due to multiple surgeries on his right knee.

Life After Football

Smith works as a personal trainer for other football players. He weighs 50 pounds less than he did during his football career and has spoken out about the health risks associated with the increasing size of football players.[2]


  1. ^ Cobbs, Matt. "A team of destiny", Athens Banner-Herald, October 14, 2005. Accessed November 27, 2007.
  2. ^ Beefy Football Linemen Fight Fat, February 1, 2009

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